Frequently Asked Questions

What does Dignity Period do? 

Dignity Period is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay in school by providing much-needed menstrual education and supplies in Ethiopia, where girls drop of school at significantly higher rates than boys, and in St. Louis, where we are based.


How can I get involved? 

First and foremost, learn more about our work overseas and at home by subscribing to our digital newsletter and following us on social media.

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Does Dignity Period offer internships? 

We do not currently offer internships through our organization. 


If I’m traveling to Ethiopia, would Dignity Period like to sponsor me in my work? 

We do not currently sponsor trips, research, or other initiatives for individuals or groups outside of the Dignity Period organization or partner organizations.


Does Dignity Period make their menstruation supplies or purchase them? 

Our pad kits are purchased from the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products Factory in Ethiopia.  You can learn more about Freweini Mebrahtu, the factory owner, and her business here.


How are the pads made?

Pads are made with a quality cotton lining and have a waterproof backing.


How can I/my organization purchase those pads?

Visit the Mariam Seba website for more information.


Are your menstruation educational materials available via donation or purchase? 

Currently, our educational materials are only available for Dignity Period program outreach, which is managed by Mekelle University.


Does Dignity Period offer services outside of Ethiopia? 

Our primary mission is centered in Ethiopia. And enlightening research discoveries about menstruation needs in our hometown of St. Louis, has led to a local pilot project.


Does Dignity Period do presentations for group meetings? 

Yes! We love giving presentations about our mission. To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting all presentations online.

How can I get in touch with someone within the Dignity Period organization? 

Please send us an email at  We will respond to your request as soon as possible!

Thank you for your interest in Dignity Period!

We need your help this year to make sure that girls get the menstrual supplies and education they need — even while many schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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